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message 1: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (last edited Feb 07, 2014 01:43AM) (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Believe it or not, it's already time to start nominating for the next group read book. I know, right?

Anyway, to keep things fresh I've been thinking about using alphabetical themes, but to make it just a little more chaotic, we'll be pitting two themes of that letter against each other. Sound confusing? Well alrighty then.

Let's just jump into it, and you'll see what I mean..
This time the letter is "H", and the two themes we've got to work with are "Hungarians" and "Horns".



All you have to do is nominate books that you'd like as a group read, which in some way link to either of those themes. For each book that you nominate, let us know which theme you think it fits, (Hungarians or Horns), and why.

For example, you might nominate "I, Goat" for the category "horns", because goats have horns, and, well, there's a goat in the title. Or perhaps the author of the book you've nominated is a Hungarian. Or maybe it's the main character of the book who's a disznófősajt-eater (look it up people), or the book is all about how to blow a French Horn.
Get it? Good.




The intention is to generate a great and varied list of books from which to select our next Group Read, (and possibly an awesome and eclectic group bookshelf too).

Everybody gets to nominate up to 5 books each in total. Nominations will close in about a week, at which point I'll post a Group Poll for us to vote on our preferred read.

Enjoy!


message 2: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Firstly, I'm going to nominate Metropole under the "Hungarian" theme, as the author is.... Hungarian.


message 3: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Ooh Ooh! I know!

The Devil All the Time! Pretty sure the devil's supposed to have horns.


message 4: by Richard (new)

Richard Fatelessness - controversial holocaust memoir about puberty whilst at auschwitz

(Hungarian Nobel prize winning author)


message 5: by CD (new)

CD  | 121 comments Memoirs by Georg Solti the great Hungarian conductor, pianist and recording artist. His 'story'.

Edward Teller: The Real Dr. Strangelove the Hungarian father of the 'H-bomb'.

Two auto/bio type works.


message 7: by CD (new)

CD  | 121 comments Waiting for Robert Capa as another Hungarian book. Capa was Hungarian but changed his name.


message 8: by Donna R (new)

Donna R (goodreadscomuser_ainsco) Matterhorn, The Killer's Tears (Cape Horn setting), No Greater Love (Horn of Africa)

and for Hungary,

The Door, Under the Frog

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes The Killer's Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux No Greater Love by Levi Benkert The Door by Magda Szabó Under the Frog by Tibor Fischer


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Matterhorn is amazing! Greatest anti war book ever


message 10: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
I can see this is going to be an awesome (and huge) list. There are several there I'd be happy to read..


message 11: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
CD wrote: "Edward Teller: The Real Dr. Strangelove the Hungarian father of the 'H-bomb'.."

Nice use of "H"s there too, BTW.


message 12: by Whitney (new)

Whitney | 1321 comments Mod
For horns, I nominate Satantango. It's also my nomination for Hungarian.


message 13: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Whitney wrote: "For horns, I nominate Satantango. It's also my nomination for Hungarian."

I was waiting for you to nominate that, so I wouldn't have to :)


message 14: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
For my third pick, I'd like to nominate The Feast of the Goat under the "horns" theme.


message 15: by Richard (new)

Richard if we're allowed 3rd picks, Falling Angel - the book that became Angel Heart, one of the best occult movies ever made and the film that seriously pissed off Bill Cosby

this is filed under Horns cause the devil is in the back ground and there's horns on the cover


message 16: by Whitney (new)

Whitney | 1321 comments Mod
Ruby wrote: "Whitney wrote: "For horns, I nominate Satantango. It's also my nomination for Hungarian."

I was waiting for you to nominate that, so I wouldn't have to :)"


It seemed like the category was tailer made for it :-)

Lots of great picks here. Of the nominations, I've read "Under the Frog" and "Falling Angel". Both were good. I used to own the uncut version of 'Angel Heart' on VHS as well. Loved that movie.


message 17: by Richard (new)

Richard I haven't seen it since the days of VHS but it keeps coming up in conversation so I think it's time for a rediscovery


message 18: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 637 comments Mod
I'll nominate War & War for my Hungarian selection (same author as Satantango).

And The 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade for my horn-y selection.


message 19: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Nice. I'm going to nominate another Hungarian writer: Agota Kristof's The Notebook.


message 20: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
We're just about out of time for nominations. We have up to 5 picks each..... you do the maths.


message 21: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 637 comments Mod
I'll add a couple more...
How 'bout Horns and A Book of Memories (Hungarian author)?


message 22: by CD (last edited Feb 13, 2014 11:42AM) (new)

CD  | 121 comments I'm not having much success with books worth recommending of the horn variety. So I suppose somebody must mention the 'Horatio Hornblower' books by C.S. Forester.

link to the Captain Hornblower series in order:
https://www.goodreads.com/series/4981...


message 23: by CD (new)

CD  | 121 comments Oh! The one 'good' horn book that I can think of that hasn't been added I see:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.


message 24: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Thanks guys. I feel compelled to add something by Péter Esterházy. I haven't read any of his books yet, but there seem to be several of them on my TBR.
A Little Hungarian Pornography


message 25: by Richard (new)

Richard 23 books to choose from? How do we vote on this?


message 26: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Like we always do, Richard. With a great deal of complaining and changing of votes. :)

The nominations are closed, and the poll is now open here:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/9...

It's being a bit tricky & not appearing in the Polls section or Group home page right now - probably just a timezone thing.

Please note the closing date for votes - 18Feb.
(-ish. Time zones again)


message 27: by Derek (new)

Derek (derek_broughton) | 782 comments I have only one comment: that image of deer skulls in your opening post is off-topic. Deer have antlers, not horns!


message 28: by Ruby , Mistress of Chaos (new)

Ruby  Tombstone Lives! (rubytombstone) | 3260 comments Mod
Derek (Guilty of thoughtcrime) wrote: "I have only one comment: that image of deer skulls in your opening post is off-topic. Deer have antlers, not horns!"

Hehehe. Well spotted. They're pretty though.


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